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Hammond Castle

80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
+1 978-283-7673
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Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hall” (20 reviews)
“pipe organ” (17 reviews)
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80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
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"self guided tour"
in 27 reviews
"great hall"
in 20 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 17 reviews
"remote control"
in 14 reviews
"indoor pool"
in 11 reviews
"his inventions"
in 11 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 12 reviews
"candlelight tour"
in 8 reviews
"haunted house"
in 8 reviews
"medieval style"
in 6 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 5 reviews
"his wife"
in 18 reviews
"gift shop"
in 19 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 12 reviews
"interesting history"
in 11 reviews
"interesting man"
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"his life"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hammond Castle offers a self guided tour through the magnificent Medevial style home of Hammond, inventor and scientist, father of remote control. His castle home was a gift to his wife and houses an amazing collection or Medevial and Renaissance artifacts. Grounds are gorgeous with...More

Thank tikkitikkitembo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see on your trip there! Take the tour..you will be amazed at this man's genious and feel his presence in every room!

Thank elizabethv417
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Inventor John Hammond who had over 400 patents and pioneer in remote control built this medieval style castle as a showcase for his art and as a wedding present for his wife. This attraction offers a self guided tour. You are given a map and...More

1  Thank angeleyes27
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Don’t go out of your way, but if you are in the area it is cool with a fun story about an eccentric guy.

1  Thank MAmama02482
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The castle was closed when we went there....we took several pics from across the bay....we plan on going back up to the castle next spring....Jim

Thank kc1km
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The place is beautiful, very different and cool to see, you feel a little lost inside with the many doors, stairs it feels like a maze and if u have asthma then just go out side because the smell inside can be strong

1  Thank Carla C
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Hammond castle has free parking and looks right over the bay. The castle itself is stunning and a great place to visit for a half day. The castle is a lovely jumble of other castles from Europe made into a grand manor house. Great place...More

1  Thank danielKeiran
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I can not tell you how greatly disappointed I am by this place. I was in Gloucester in ‘99, saw this castle from the park & wanted to tour this ever since. Now that I’m finally back in the area (Peabody), I made sure this...More

Thank Letitia Q
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We went here for the Halloween "Halls of Darkness," which was a lot of fun. I definitely want to go back to see the castle in the daylight and without the Halloween theme. The castle was really cool.

Thank kmk103
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The castle was closed for the season but we were able to walk a little on the grounds, Would have loved to see it from the other side. Really beautiful property with AMAZING views.

Thank CalaMala
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Barbara B
2 June 2017|
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Response from 447charlenes | Reviewed this property |
Inside the castle, yes, guided or self tour, $10 and well worth it. Outside, no.
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mhens
3 January 2017|
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Response from Sb C | Reviewed this property |
No. Not wheel chair accessible.
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Steve L
7 November 2016|
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Response from Carl C | Reviewed this property |
According to their site, "sorry you have to look it up as you can't post web address here"they are closed for the winter season and will reopen in the spring of 2017.
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